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President’s Letter

Welcome Back!

We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt

The summer days seem to pass so very quickly, I hope everyone enjoyed their time off with family and friends.  I am very excited to be back for our 2014-2015 School Year. My name is Kristen Higgins and I will be the PTA President this year. I have been the co-president for the last 3 years. For those of you that are joining our schools for the first time, WELCOME!  The Mattapoisett PTA raises funds for Project Grow through Sixth Grade.  The PTA’s primary objectives are to provide Mattapoisett students with enrichment beyond the classroom environment and to support the teachers and staff.  PTA is strictly a volunteer organization.

Our Volunteers are paid in six figures… S-M-I-L-E-S.
~Gayla LeMaire

I will tell you a little about myself.   I am the mother of 4 children.  My oldest daughter Emma has just entered her freshman year at ORR.  My second daughter Jillian just entered 7th grade at ORRJHS.  My 3rd daughter Lauren is in 5th grade at OHS and my “little” boy is in 3rd grade at Center School.   I work full time as a nurse manager on a cardiac unit.

I am very excited to announce Lisa Wright has accepted the position of  our Vice President. Lisa is bringing great experience as an attorney (prior to starting her family) to assist us in our bylaws, reports, grants, organizing and fundraising.  This will be Lisa’s first “official” year as being an officer in the PTA but she has been a room mother for both her children every year since her son Alex was in Kindergarten.  Alex is Lisa’s oldest and is currently in 6th grade at OHS and Maddie is Lisa’s 2nd child who is in the 5th grade at OHS.  Lisa has always been an active member in our PTA assisting and running our various fundraisers throughout the years.

Please consider joining our PTA!  If you would like any information on  some of the past events and programs that were brought to Center School and Old Hammondtown School you can find it here. Please get familiar with using our website which has been designed by our very own Debra Nettles from Nettles Design.  She has also updated our Facebook Page.  There is a calendar with upcoming events, no school days, early dismissal, membership forms and much more.  We will also have a table set up at Center School and OHS’s Open House in the next few weeks.  We will be selling some useful items for the upcoming school year so bring some dollars and come by to say Hi!


Kristen Higgins